2005 Late Disgorged Piccadilly Valley
Croser was created as it was believed that the right region in Australia could produce sparkling wine to rival Champagne. That region is Piccadilly in the Adelaide Hills. The first vintage of Croser was released in 1985 and the winemaking philosophy continues today starting in the vineyard where all the vines are hand pruned, the grapes hand picked, the fruit whole bunch pressed, and the wines hand crafted in the traditional method.
The dry, fruit driven palate shows crisp Chardonnay creaminess and blue-gum honey and cashews and these delicate flavours linger on the really long palate. Hints of crème brule and fresh ginger enhance the crisp opulent texture.
As with all the Late Disgorged Croser wines the 2005 is “zero dosage”, that is no added sugar at disgorging. Late Disgorged Croser can be enjoyed immediately or allowed to gently unfold in bottle for the next few years.